HARTFORD, Conn. (November 11, 2015) – More than 450 entrepreneurs, investors, business executives, service providers, and tech talent gathered on November 10, 2015, at The Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford for the ninth annual Connecticut Innovation Summit: a gathering of entrepreneurship and growth and a place to learn about and celebrate Connecticut’s most promising tech companies. The 113 exhibiting Tech Companies To Watch were identified by CTC as having the best potential to be a successful enterprise. The 2015 event was produced in concert with the Angel Investor Forum, BEACON, Connecticut Innovations, Crossroads Venture Group, and CURE.
The day concluded with eight top awards presented in the following categories:
The event featured a funding fair, resources area and coworking lounge where attendees could meet with Connecticut investment sources and other resources. This included venture capital firms, banks, angel groups, incubators, coworking spaces, law firms, insurance companies, and other professional services with practices or focuses in the tech sector.
Simultaneously, all attendees were invited to participate in four workshops offered throughout the day. Workshops focused on angel investment, non-diluted funding, startups challenges, and talent acquisition.
The highlight of the day was the Tech Company To Watch expo where the 113 companies showed off their technology and innovations to interested attendees. This is where Tech Companies To Watch connected with potential investors and customers. For a complete list of this year’s Tech Companies To Watch, visit www.CT.org.
This year’s event was made possible by presenting sponsor Cantor Colburn LLP. Supporting sponsors included the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), Dilworth IP, Fiserv, Frontier Communications, HB Live, Horizon Technology Finance, Innovation Destination Hartford, Murtha Cullina, The Nessa Group, Pitney Bowes, STV/DPM, TriNet, UIL Holdings Corporation, and the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute.
The Connecticut Technology Council is a statewide association of technology-oriented companies and institutions, providing leadership in areas of policy advocacy, community building and assistance for growing companies. Speaking for over 2,000 companies that employ some 200,000 residents, the Connecticut Technology Council seeks to provide a strong and urgent voice in support of the creation of a culture of innovation. This includes working to position Connecticut as a leader in idea creation, workforce preparation, entrepreneurial aptitude, early stage risk capital availability and providing on-going support and mentoring to high potential firms. Online at: www.CT.org.
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